The Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, approved the establishment of a working group at the level of the ministry to prepare the legislation for granting funds of millions of euros for the modernization of the electricity and heat production units, including Elcen, according to a release of the ministry.
The working group is to implement the provisions of the revised Directive 87/2003, with regard to Mechanism 10 C – phase IV, which aims to provide investment funds for projects with a value of less than 12.5 million euros.
The government has communicated to the European Commission, by the end of June, the “List of investments worth less than 12.5 million euros” of this modernization program.
Thus, among the proposed projects are: Colterm – high efficiency cogeneration with thermal engines in CT Dragalina Timişoara (P = 1 MW), worth 4.7 million euros; the use of biomass as an additional fuel for the existing steam boilers, at CET Sud Timişoara, for the production of energy in cogeneration, worth 1.2 million euros; Elcen – Re-engineering / Implementation of a thermal energy production capacity at a peak regime of about 100 Gcal / h, CTE Grozăveşti – 4.5 million euros; Re-engineering / Implementation of a / some thermal energy production capacity in peak regime of approx. 100 Gcal / h, in CTE Bucharest West – 4.5 million euros; Re-engineering / Implementation of a / some thermal energy production capacity in peak regime of approx. 200 Gcal / h, in CTE Bucharest South – 9 million euros; Installation in Arad of a combined heat and power production unit with a 3,000 m3 battery at CET Hidrocarburi SA – 6.97 million euros, according to Agerpres.
Other projects proposed within this modernization program aim at the Installation in Ploieşti of a gas turbine, with a power of 25 Mwe – 12.46 million euros; West ENERGO – Cogen Power Plant Bucharest (Baneasa Romaero area), 12 MW – 12 million euros; Cogen power plant Bucharest (Faur area), 12 MW – 12 million euros; Cogen power plant Bucharest (Precision area), 10 MW – 10 million euros; Vimetco – 12 MWe high efficiency cogeneration plant at Alum SA – 10 million euros; Electrocentrale Grup Power Plants – construction of a photovoltaic power plant with installed power of up to 3 MW on the site of the former Fântânele Thermal Power Plant – 2.97 million euros; in the city of Arad – thermal power plant on biomass, 50 MW – 10 million euros.